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The History of Hell
« on: December 02, 2010, 12:04:42 PM »
It's a book Called the History of Hell by Alice K. Turner. It's a really good presentation about how Hell came about, it not only covers Catholic, and Christian versions but also many religions and how hell came to be. It also has really pretty pictures.  <:smurf
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Re: The History of Hell
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2010, 08:38:19 AM »
peaked my interest, i ordered it with the prince of darkness, one of my favorite books; jamake highwater's myth and sexuality, a dragon dawing book for my daughter and the modern blacksmith for myself.

thank you, i'll let you know what i think when i read it.  :)

i'm sure amazon appreciates it to.  ;)
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Re: The History of Hell
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2010, 09:11:15 AM »
I'm sure amazon appreciates it as well :) lol. You are most welcome on the book recommendation, it's a pretty interesting read. I read most of it, but I think I have ADHD it's always hard for me to finish most books, even with really pretty pictures lol, I tend to look more at the pictures than the actual text on the pages. :p
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Re: The History of Hell
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2010, 06:01:25 AM »
my daughter has high functioning autism, i understand completely.

it's been a long time since i've felt bothered enough to read a book and even longer since i've bought one.
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Re: The History of Hell
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2010, 08:29:45 AM »
Nope... got to page 3, waiting for the movie.
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Re: The History of Hell
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2010, 09:37:14 PM »
Nope... got to page 3, waiting for the movie.

Huh. I find your bashing funny, as a guy who doesn't even know a Wendigo's modus operandi after reading about one on monstropedia.  :roll:

@CP - good book choice. The illustrations are nice, too.
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Re: The History of Hell
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2010, 09:50:18 PM »
  I'll have to read this one for s**ts and grins, as for waiting for the movie.........Movies do tend to completely destroy the intent of written works.
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Re: The History of Hell
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2010, 10:16:22 AM »
I doubt that there will be a movie on this book, and cylinder I got to page 23 before I started to look at the pictures. It's very interesting information, I just have a very short attention span.
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Re: The History of Hell
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2011, 07:43:24 PM »
I would love to see the pictures.
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Re: The History of Hell
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2011, 11:39:03 AM »
I would love to see the pictures.

Look the book up on amazon.com and you'll see those pictures :)
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Re: The History of Hell
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2011, 01:40:31 PM »
Maybe something is wrong with my browser, nothing is coming up when I 'look inside'.  Oh well. 

The "customers also bought" list was pretty interesting.
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Re: The History of Hell
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2011, 02:37:29 PM »
The "customers also bought" list was pretty interesting.

Particularly, "Introduction to Clinical Psychology (7th Edition)"

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Re: The History of Hell
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2011, 03:01:40 PM »
A clinical psychologist would probably have a field day diagnosing and trying to fix some people here.  pfft to that.  Diagnoses are merely labels and fixing is unnecessary; we're not broken.
But psychology is interesting, of course.
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Re: The History of Hell
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2011, 06:16:39 PM »
Seeing as the topic has strayed from the original post, please get back to the topic at hand.
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